As a Sixers fan, the only good thing you can say about 2010 in general is that hopefully the path was cleared for 2011 to be a little brighter. As far as tangible results go, well, let's just hope we don't have to live through another year like this for a long, long time.
By the time the Sixers finish their game against the Lakers tomorrow night, it will officially be 2011. Let's take a quick look at some key happenings over the past twelve months:
- The Sixers record in the calendar year 2010 was 31 wins and 51 losses.
- Eddie Jordan did his most damage to the team during 2010, was then summarily fired and couldn't even land a job at Rutgers after his dismissal.
- Andre Iguodala survived a rash of trade rumors, only to find himself right back in the mill (and nursing the first nagging injury of his career).
- Jrue Holiday went from a pretty consistent DNPCD to a legit starter, and possibly the best offensive player on the team.
- Ed Stefanski traded away Samuel Dalembert for Spencer Hawes and Andres Nocioni, cementing his laughingstock status among NBA front office personnel.
- The Dalembert trade got the Sixers under what they believed would be the luxury tax threshold, only the luxury tax threshold turned out to be higher than expected and they didn't need to trade Dalembert at all to avoid paying the tax.
- In unrelated news, Ed Stefanski was demoted to go-fer when his mentor was brought in to take not only his job, but his manhood as well.
- Rod Thorn rid Philadelphia of Willie Green in what can only be described as a master stroke.
- The Sixers won the draft lottery (sort of).
- The Sixers drafted Evan Turner with the #2 pick in the draft, then retired to Chili's during the remainder of the draft while other teams continued to wheel and deal.
- Evan Turner did an excellent job spending his first 5 months in a Sixers uniform of completely demoralizing the fan base and lower expectations, only to breakout in the final game of the calendar year.
- Andre Iguodala continues to be ridiculed by the team's fans while playing excellent basketball.
- Here at Depressed Fan we had 39,732 comments (and counting) 793 entries (and counting).
OK, maybe it wasn't the worst year. My heartfelt thanks to all of you guys for making this such an enjoyable endeavor. Here's to a better 2011!
We'll have full coverage of tomorrow's game and I'll be here for a game thread as well.